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New Sadowsky Preamp/DI?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Yamarc, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    Anybody know anything about this new pre/di? Thanks, MArc
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    New? You mean the pedal DI/preamp that's been out for a few years now? I had one last summer, great for passive basses. Not really needed if you already have a good preamp in an active bass, IMO.
  3. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    no Roger has been working on a new one as I understand.
  4. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    if you're talking about his all tube preamp idea, that's been scrapped for all i know. yet, he's still in development on an all tube head.

    there was talk of a clean boost pedal version of his onboard guitar preamp that Frank was working on, but no word on that with Frank's leaving of the shop.
  5. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    No I think it is a 2 channel pre/di: with one channel sporting the traditional sadowsky 2 band eq and the second channel having a 3 band....
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    IIRC, it's a as Yamarc stated in the above post. It's a 2 channel preamp. One channel is a 2 band (sam as in the current Preamp/DI and in the basses) and the other is a 3 band premap. It'll have a DI out, and it'll also be an A/B box as well.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Q: Soooaahhhh, ya think he'll ever see his way clear to drop a 3-band EQ into a bass?

    A: No, not until the day after your new 5-24 arrives.

    Oh, OK, thanks. Just curious.
  8. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Hi there,

    Nino do you have idea when this might become avaliable???

    I was thinking about getting an outboard but i might wait. i switch basses a bit and this would be very practical!

  9. Check out the EBS MicrobassII
  10. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Hi bas_anton!

    I checked that out when first came out, looked really cool but i didn't like the sound so much, but i have changed basses and i want to change amps so i will check it out again.

    I also want to try the radial tonebone too... looks cool. I have an ultra vintage sadowsky metro on order and when it comes i want to use that and a p bass for gigs. i'm thinkin i'll definetly need something,

    thanks :)
  11. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    The design of our new pre is basically finished and we are currently building a few beta units to send to some of our best clients for evaluation and feedback before we go into production. I think the reality here is that it will be at least 9 months before we have a product to show. I really do not want to speculate on features on the forum but it will be a 2 channel foot pedal style preamp.

  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    This product sounds like it might be really great for those of us who gig with multiple instruments. I'll keep my eyes out for the forthcoming availability of this product (and the all-tube head, of course!).

  13. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Is it just me, or does this sound like something that would really work well with an AI Focus SA. I'm licking my chops as
    we speak. yum yum
  14. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    *Mr. Spock voice on*

    Fascinating... :eyebrow:

    *Mr. Spock voice off*
  15. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Inactive

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds

    Tried the Micro Bass and it was not that great. I got a demo straight from EBS/Brooklyn gear to try out. Sent it back. Not to mentionit is $995!

    Get the Sadowsky!
  16. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Saying 'it was not that great' doesn't tell anyone much, what specifically didn't you like? I had one and really liked it, it was a very versatile preamp/di/practice tool.
    I just already had a glut of di / preamp boxes.
    Mind you I got it a good bit cheaper by importing ;)
    Would you have felt differently if the price was, say, $350?
  17. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    :eek: Sign me up for one!
  18. Aslan


    Sep 20, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Roger or Nino:
    Anymore news about the new 2-channel preamp?

  19. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    No news yet. Still trying to finish a few final protos before pricing it out for production.

  20. DrSmaggs


    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    That sounds like a great product!

    Hopefully this year will be the year I can finally order a Sadowsky bass... or maybe even get a chance to try out the new D.I. when it's ready!

    The new all tube preamp looks cool. That's another one for the list!

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